The book teaches the basics of the Oracle database from a beginner’s perspective to the advanced concepts using a hands-on approach. Each and every concept has been elaborated with suitable practical examples along with code for clear and precise understanding of the topic.Using a practical approach, this new edition of the book covers the detailed introspection of pluggable databases and explains practically the various new features incorporated in the new 12c version. It also explains how to retrieve, add, update and delete data in the Oracle database using SQL, SQL*PLUS and PL/SQL. In the process, it discusses the various data types and built-in functions of Oracle, as well as the sorting of records and the table operations. The text also includes coverage of advanced queries using special operators, Oracle security, indexing, and stored functions and procedures.The book is suitable for undergraduate engineering students of Computer Science and Information Technology, B.Sc. (Computer Science/IT), M.Sc. (Computer Science/IT) and students of Computer Applications (BCA, MCA, PGDCA, and DCA). Besides, the book can be used as a reference by professionals pursuing short-term courses on Oracle Database and students of Oracle Certified Courses.KEY FEATURES• Based on latest Oracle Database 12c: It explains the various features introduced with the new Oracle Database 12c software.• Hands-on methodology: Its objective is to impart practical skills using hands-on methodology.• Elaborate Practical Examples: Each topic begins with appropriate theory and concept followed by relevant examples for better understanding of the concepts.• Commands tested and executed on Oracle Database software: All the programming examples have been tested on actual Oracle Database software.
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About the Author
SATISH ASNANI is currently Senior Manager, Informatics Division, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Bhopal. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) for administration of Linux-based servers and also a Certified Internal Information Security Auditor (CIISA) from STQC, India. Mr. Asnani has more than 15 years of experience in database design, application development and implementation of several 2-tier and 3-tier projects using Oracle Database and Oracle Developer 2000. He has worked on wide range of web technologies also like ASP, ASP.NET and JSP and has been a speaker on various topics in renowned institutions.
Table of ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgements 1. Introduction to DBMS and RDBMS 2. Installation of Oracle 10g XE (Express Edition) 3. Introduction to Oracle 4. Oracle Data Types 5. Oracle Operators 6. Integrity Constraints 7. Oracle Built-in Functions 8. Adding, Deleting and Modifying Records 9. Sorting 10. Table Operations—Altering Structure 11. Joins 12. Advanced Queries Using Special Operators 13. Indexing 14. Oracle Security—Privileges 15. Oracle Security—Roles 16. Sequences and Synonyms 17. Views and Materialized Views 18. SQL*Plus Reporting 19. PL/SQL 20. Stored Functions 21. Stored Procedures 22. Oracle Packages 23. Exception Handling in PL/SQL 24. Cursors25. Database Triggers26. Oracle Flashback Technology27. Normalization 28. Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) 29. Oracle FAQ 30. Oracle 11g New Features31. Installation of Oracle Database 12c32. New Features in Oracle 12c33. Working More with CDB and PDBs34. Plugging and Unplugging PDBs35. Transaction HandlingIndex